Amy Winehouse starts her seventh consecutive week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), as "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic moves into the 12th week of its epic No. 1 run on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
That's now the longest stay at the summit since "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean had 13 straight weeks there in the summer of 2006.
Winehouse's album holds at No. 1 in Holland and makes climbs of 4-3 in Spain and the Belgian region of Wallony, and 6-4 in Greece. It holds at No. 2 in Ireland, No. 3 in Switzerland, No. 5 in Flanders and No. 7 in Italy, but falls 1-2 in Germany and 2-4 in Austria.
"Black" loses its crown in Germany to English vocalist Leona Lewis' "Spirit" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). The U.K. million-seller had a wider European release last week, and that German debut plus starts at No. 1 in Austria, No. 3 in Denmark and No. 4 in Sweden sends the album back up 19-2 on Top 100 Albums. It previously reached No. 6 there in late November.
Meanwhile, Lewis' massive U.K. hit "Bleeding Love" is up 3-2 on the Eurochart, after moving 8-1 in Flanders, 4-1 in Norway, 2-1 in Switzerland and gets a third week at No. 1 in Germany. It's also up 4-2 in Denmark, 16-3 in Holland and 4-3 in Finland.
Welsh rock band Bullet For My Valentine makes an impressive No. 3 start on the pan-European chart with "Scream Aim Fire" (20-20). That's after debuts of No. 3 in both Germany and Austria and a career-best No. 5 bow in the United Kingdom on sales of 23,000. Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam) and Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Island) are down one rung each on the composite tally.
Nineteen-year-old English breakthrough Adele, whose "19" (XL Recordings) won her the inaugural Critics' Choice Brit Award ahead of release, sees the debut set enter Top 100 Albums at No. 6 after a chart-topping U.K. start on sales of 73,000. It's also new at No. 3 in Ireland.
Four declining titles complete the new pan-European album top ten. "Timbaland Presents Shock Value" dips 5-7 and Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (XL Recordings) 2-8, despite a 5-3 move in Greece. Alicia Keys is down 8-9 overall with "As I Am" (J/Sony BMG) and "Raising Sand" (Decca/Rounder) by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss falls from last week's No. 6 peak to No. 10.
Outside the top ten, Nickelback's 2005 album "All The Right Reasons" (Roadrunner) is mounting a comeback. The U.K. success of its single "Rockstar" in the United Kingdom (No. 3 for a second week) helps the album to move back 10-3, as total sales increase to 181,000.
English singer-songwriter Tom Baxter, whose second album "Skybound" (licensed from his Sylvan label to Charisma/EMI) debuted in the U.K. last month at No. 12, now moves 4-1 in Ireland. Two classic chart acts have new European success: late English rocker Billy Fury's "His Wondrous Story" (UMTV) is new at No. 15 in the U.K., and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons' "Beggin' - The Ultimate Collection" (Warner Bros.) is up 3-2 in Greece.
The Eurochart leader "Apologize" marches on, climbing 3-2 in Switzerland and holding at No. 2 in Germany, where it had nine weeks at No. 1.